Every 30 seconds a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.
These kids are scared, lonely, and missing out on all of the things that make being a kid fun.
That’s where Starlight comes in.
We deliver happiness to seriously ill children and their families at more than 800 children’s hospitals and health care facilities in the US.
Our state-of-the-art programs like Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Wear, and Starlight Gaming entertain, distract, and inspire hospitalized kids.
Since 1982, Starlight has brought smiles to more than 16 million seriously ill children and their families.
Thank you for supporting us on Giving Tuesday!
Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving, was December 3! Giving Tuesday is a great day to DOUBLE THE IMPACT of your gift to Starlight. Together, we have the potential to deliver happiness to 100,000 hospitalized children across the U.S.Make an impact
Virtual Reality is Changing the Hospital Experience
Lenovo collaborates with Starlight to show the power of virtual reality for hospitalized children. Patients exposed to VR as part of their therapy report lower ratings of pain.Watch the film
How Starlight Gaming Saved My Life
“Were it not for Starlight, I might not be writing this… Their game systems taught me that, even though I had a half-dozen tubes running in or out of me, I could still be a kid.” Read this first-hand account of how impactful Starlight gaming can be to a child.Read Scott's Story
Ways to Give Happiness This Holiday Season
Right now, your donation will be DOUBLED with Niagara Cares matching support (up to a maximum of $50,000)! Learn about the different ways you can deliver happiness to your community.Help give happiness